Q: How old do I need to be to be on Crew?
A: You must be over the age of 16. Those who are between the ages of 16 - 17 will need a Minor Waiver on file with us by the time of the convention in order to be considered.
Q: How much of a time commitment will volunteering on Crew be?
A: We will be asking Crew to be available for the weekend of AWA 2015 and the Thursday beforehand, for a total of 4 days. We are flexible and understand that not everyone is able to work all four days, but you will need to at least work a total of 12+ hours over the weekend.
Q: Should I join Crew for AWA?
A: You should only join if you are willing to dedicate your time to helping run the event. We require our Crew to be available to work over the course of 4 days of AWA, so if you can't do that, don't volunteer.
Q: How many people will be chosen to be on Crew?
A: A lot.
Q: What do Crew members do?
A: Crew members are volunteers for the event. They help run the show in many ways, including tech support, managing lines and crowds, providing information to attendees, public safety, and much more.
Q: What will I receive if I'm chosen to be on Crew?
A: There are benefits and they are listed in the benefits section. Benefits for working Crew are subject to change each year.
Q: How do I apply to be a Crew member?
A: The Form to be on Crew for AWA 2015 will be available JANUARY 2015. Please check back then.
Q: When are the cut off dates and Meetings?
A: You can find all important Crew Dates under the Crew Dates section.
Q: Do I need to live in the US to be a Crew?
A: No. However, you do need to be in Atlanta during the specified time frame.
Q: Does AWA cover my accommodations, travel, and other expenses?
A: No. You are responsible for your own travel expenses, accommodations, and food while attending AWA 2015. Light snacks and water may be provided, but it's always good to come prepared.
Q: If I'm a Crew member, will I get to meet the Guests?
A: While they work very closely with our Crew, there is no guarantee you will meet the Guests. If you are volunteering just in hopes of meeting the guests, don't volunteer. You are here to support AWA and the operations of the event - you must be a Crew member first, and a fan second.
Q: Any other info I should know?
A: Being a Crew is very physically demanding; it involves a lot of walking, standing, and lifting, so it's important that you stay hydrated, wear comfortable shoes, and are prepared to be pretty tired at the end of each day. AWA or you can revoke your volunteer status without notice for any reason.